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April 11-17, 2024

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Free this week: Kora Shriners Sportsmen's Expo, The Weird Fair, Sugarloaf's Reggae Festival, Dueling Pianos, UMaine Manufacturing Showcase, Horse Racing Season Opener, ATV Safety Course, Urban Orienteering Scavenger Hunt, Arctic Films Festival, Master's Golf Watch Party, Women's Rugby Match, plus Psychological First Aid. 

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Thursday, April 11

Coastal Flood Monitoring with Portland Trails, 7:30-8:30 am, Kendall St, Portland

Masters Golf Watch Party, 8 am-1 pm, Norcom Mortgage, Saco

Portland Trails + Bike Coalition Open House, 9 am-5 pm, Diamond St, Portland

Jewish Community Alliance Open House, 10 am, Congress St, Portland

Introduction to Library Audiobooks + Podcasts, 10-11:30 am, Library, Scarborough

Understanding Tribal Sovereignty, 10:30 am-12 pm

Signs of the Seasons Community Science Training, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Wells

Identify and Practice your Leadership Principles, 12-1 pm

Senior: 55+ Fish Fry at Retirement Home, 12:30-2 pm, Ashton Gardens, Portland

Creative Fiber Club, 2-4 pm, Library, Old Orchard

Healthy Lawn Care for Healthy Communities, 4-6 pm, Library, Lewiston

Yellowstone Bourbon Tasting, 4-6 pm, Bow St Bev, Portland

Voice Studio Recital, (hybrid), 4:30 pm, Bates, Lewiston

No-Till Garden Practices, ($D), 5 pm

Mongol Derby-Toughest Horse Race in the World, 5-6 pm, Library, Raymond

L.L.Bean Camping Clinic, 5-7 pm, Freeport

Trivia Night, 5-7 pm, Burnt Ends BBQ, Auburn

SoPo Housing Community Listening Session, 5:30-7:30 pm, Highland Ave, South Portland

Retirement Readiness Seminar, 6 pm, Library, Kennebunkport

Songo Garden Club Potluck + Bird Photos, 6 pm, Singer Ctr, Naples

Island Drumming Circle, 6-7 pm, New Brackett Ch., Peaks Island

LGBTQIA+ Intro to Mindfulness, 6-7:15 pm

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibit Opening, 6-8 pm, USM, Gorham

Maine Public News & Brews, 6-8 pm, Baxter Brewing, Lewiston

Reiki Share Healing for Healers, ($20D), 6-8 pm, Healing Spa, Brunswick

Bat Ecology Lecture, 6:30 pm, Library, South Portland

Lego Bricks & Beers 2-4 Team Contest, 6:30-8:30 pm, Banded Brewing, Biddeford

Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Talk, 7 pm, Library, Brunswick

Portland Youth Ensembles Spring Concert, 7 pm, Merrill, Portland

Reframing Historic Arctic Films Festival, 7 pm, Peary Arctic Musm, Brunswick

Tales from the International Appalachian Trail, 7 pm, Historical Sty, Portland

The World Champion Old-Time Piano Player, ($D), 7 pm, Cong. Church, Cumberland

Theater: The Prom, ($D), 7 pm, USM, Gorham

RiverTalk- Mind, Body & Rivers, 7-8:15 pm

Music Theatre- Final Scenes, (hybrid), 7:30 pm, Bates, Lewiston

Theater: Tumacho, ($D), 7:30 pm, Mad Horse, South Portland

Adult Pickup Basketball, ($3), 7:30-9:30 pm, Day Sch., Arundel

Music: Subs, 9 pm, Gritty's, Portland

Danielle's Birthday Extravaganza Drag Show, 9:15 pm, Blackstones, Portland

Thursday's Cheap Night Life


Friday, April 12

Veterans in Recovery World Cafe, 8-9 am, 102 Bishop St, Portland

Landing Boat Supply Yard Sale, 9 am-4 pm, Cove St, Portland

Funeral Pre-Planning Seminar, 11 am-1 pm, Library, Old Orchard

The Underground Railroad- Retracing the Tracks, (hybrid), 12 pm, Library, Bath

Kids: Spring Bunny Hop, 2-4 pm, Animal Welfare Society, Kennebunk

Sugarloaf's Reggae Festival, 3 pm-12:30 am, Carrabassett Valley

Horse Racing Season Opening Day, 3:15 pm, Fairgrounds, Cumberland

Free Admission to Saco Museum, 4-8 pm, Main St, Saco

Kora Shriners Sportsmen Expo, 4-8 pm, Sabattus St, Lewiston

Senior Art Thesis '24 Opening Reception, 5-7 pm, Bates Art Musm, Lewiston

Witchy Fair, 5-8 pm, USM, Gorham

Palace Playland Arcade Opens, 5-9 pm, Old Orchard

F. Ndabaramiye Artist Talk & Book Signing, 6-8 pm, Free St, Portland

Catholic Beer Club, 6-9 pm, Oxbow Blending, Portland

Public Stargazing, 6:30 pm, New School, Kennebunk

Daponte String Quartet, ($D), 7 pm, Meetinghse Arts, Freeport

Music: Primal Soup Phish Night, ($10D), 7 pm, Street Eats, Bridgton

Reframing Historic Arctic Films Festival, 7 pm, Peary Arctic Musm, Brunswick

Music: Hinterlands, (call for $D), 7-8:30 pm, Mayo St Arts, Portland

Music: Fred Edelen, Cello, 7:30-9 pm, Bowdoin, Brunswick

Nate Johengen, Saxophone Recital, 7:30-9 pm, USM, Gorham

Theater: Tumacho, ($D), 7:30 pm, Mad Horse, South Portland

Friday's Cheap Night Life


Saturday, April 13

Dog Tracking Club of Maine Scent Work Trial, 7:30 am-5 pm, 4H Camp, Bryant Pond

Away: Military + Family Hunt Turkey 101, 8 am-3 pm, House in Woods, Lee

Learn Psychological First Aid, 8:30 am-4 pm, First Parish, Yarmouth

Horse Barn Cleanup Day + Potluck, 9 am, Life's a Ride, Saco

Free $20 Farmers Market Voucher for Vets, 9 am-1 pm, Stevens Ave, Portland

Fifty Cent Clothing Sale, 9 am-2 pm, St. George, Sanford

Grand & Glorious Yard Sale, 9 am-3 pm, Wayfair, Brunswick

Mystical & Whimsical Fair, 9 am-3 pm, Armory, Lewiston

ATV Safety Course, 9 am-4 pm, Kora Shrine, Lewiston

Kora Shriners Sportsmen Expo, 9 am-4 pm, Sabattus St, Lewiston

Putt & Play Mini Golf, ($5D), 9 am-4 pm, Kora Shrine, Lewiston

Reframing Historic Arctic Films Festival, 9 am-4 pm, Peary Arctic Musm, Brunswick

Highland Farm Spring Open House, 9 am-5 pm, Highland Ave, Scarborough

Sober Drag Brunch with Mocktails, ($10D), 9:30 am-1 pm, PRCC, Portland

Special Olympics Track/Field + Bocce Coach Training, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, High Sch, Brunswick

Kids: Board Game Saturday, 10-11 am, Library, Gorham

Mr. Drew & His Animals Too, 10-11 am, Kora Shrine, Lewiston

Fika Coffee Break, (Wed-Sat), 10-11 am

Congress Square Park Clean Up Day, 10-11:30 am, High St, Portland

Open Studio + Student Show, 10 am-1 pm, Wicked Illustrations, Lewiston

Landing Boat Supply Yard Sale, 10 am-2 pm, Cove St, Portland

Spring Craft Show, 10 am-3 pm, College Ave, Gorham

Kids: STEAMbox Workshop- Mini Sea Chest, 10:30-11:30 am, Maritime Musm, Bath

Kids: STEAM Saturday- The Sun, 10:45 am, Library, Old Orchard

Watch: Pond-A-Palooza, 11 am, Sunday River, Newry

Sugarloaf's Reggae Festival, 11 am-12:30 am, Carrabassett Valley

'Brain Tumor- A Love Story' Book Meet & Greet, 11 am-2 pm, Letterpress Books, Portland

Springtime Maker's Market Craft + Vendor Fair, 11 am-4 pm, Post Rd, Wells

The Weird Fair, 11 am-5 pm, Mall, Auburn

Four USM Baseball/Softball Games, 12-3 pm, USM, Gorham

Homeschoolers Convention Exhibit Hall, 12-4 pm, Armory, Augusta

Nordanmork Battle Games Opener 2024, ($5), 12-5 pm, Baxter Woods, Portland

Portland Friends Socialist Group Meeting, 1 pm, 1837 Forest Ave, Portland

Flash Fiction & Poetry Fest, 1-2:30 pm, Library, Kennebunk

Stand-Out For Palestine, 1-2:30 pm, Longfellow Sq, Portland

Wellness Salon, 1-4 pm, Flourish, Biddeford

Urban Orienteering Scavenger Hunt, 1:30 pm, Casco St, Portland

Kids: Center for Wildlife Activities, 1:30-2:30 pm, Riverton Library, Portland

Portland's Historic Eastern Cemetery, 1:30-2:30 pm, Library, Portland

Meditation with Sahaja Yoga, 3 pm, Comm Ctr, Bridgton

Model Train Railroad Slide & Snack 2024, 3 pm, 144 Mill St, Auburn

Horse Racing, 3:15 pm, Fairgrounds, Cumberland

Manon Berger, Composition Recital, 5-6 pm, USM, Gorham

Contra Dance with Live Band, 6-8 pm, Congress St, Portland

Music: Sky Blue Canoe, 6-9 pm, Rumorz Bistro, Old Orchard

Music: Bad Daddy, 7 pm, Cage, Lewiston

‘Melting Pot' Caribbean Celebration, 7-8:30 pm, Schaeffer Theater, Lewiston

Poetry Night Celebrating Seamus Heaney, 7-9:30 pm, Irish Heritage Ctr, Portland

Dueling Pianos at the Lincoln Hotel, 7-10 pm, Biddeford

Music: Side by Each, 7-10 pm, Side by Each, Lewiston

Music: Silver Heels, 7-10 pm, Baxter Brewing, Lewiston

Theater: Tumacho, ($D), 7:30 pm, Mad Horse, South Portland

Music: Bates College Gamelan, 7:30-9 pm, LA Arts, Lewiston

Scott Barber, Composition Recital, 7:30-9 pm, USM, Gorham

April Deaf Night Out at Spare Time, 8 pm, Riverside St, Portland

Theater: Clyde's, ($D), 8 pm, Portland Stage, Portland

Saturday's Cheap Night Life


Sunday, April 14

Dog Tracking Club of Maine Scent Work Trial, 7:30 am-5 pm, 4H Camp, Bryant Pond

Grand & Glorious Yard Sale, 9 am-12 pm, Wayfair, Brunswick

DowneastCon- Scale Modeling Show/Sale, ($5; kids free), 9 am-4 pm, Main St, Sanford

Kora Shriners Sportsmen Expo, 9 am-4 pm, Sabattus St, Lewiston

Putt & Play Mini Golf, ($5D), 9 am-4 pm, Kora Shrine, Lewiston

UNE Women's Rugby Match, ($3-5), 10 am, UNE, Biddeford

Baseball Game- Yard Goats vs Sturgeons, 10 am, Varnum Field, Bath

Antique Sale, ($5; free <25), 10 am-2 pm, Old Brunswick Rd, Bath

Fueled by Nutrition Sampling Event, ($5), 10 am-2 pm, Main St, Lewiston

Pause for Pets Craft & Vendor Fair, 10 am-3 pm, Armory, Lewiston

Track & Field Invitational, 10:45 am-6:30 pm, St. Joseph, Standish

Sugarloaf's Reggae Fest, 11 am-3:30 pm, Carrabassett Valley

The Weird Fair, 11 am-5 pm, Mall, Auburn

Spaghetti Benefit Dinner, ($5), 12-2 pm, New Auburn Social Club, Auburn

Kids: Bates Lacrosse Clinic, 12-3 pm, Central Ave, Lewiston

LGBTQIA+ Trail Mixer, 1-3 pm, Crystal Spring Farm, Brunswick

Spring Trail Clean Up, 1-4 pm, Moses Preserve, Buxton

Fairy Walk at Clifford Park, 1:30-2:30 pm, Biddeford

Story Time with the Book Fairy, 2-2:30 pm, Jewish Musm, Portland

Annual Poetry Bash, 2-3:30 pm, Library, Kennebunkport

Silent Movie with Live Musical Accompaniment, 3 pm, Woodford St, Portland

U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, 3 pm, Arts Ctr, Sanford

Movie: E.T., 3-5 pm, Nomad, Brunswick

'Clyde's' Curtain Call Cast Talk, 3:30 pm, Portland Stage, Portland

Daponte String Quartet, ($D), 4 pm, Columba Ch., Boothbay

Ryan Slocum, Basilica Organ Recital, 4-5 pm, USM, Lewiston

Portland Ukulele Social Club, ($4), 4-6 pm, Trinity Church, Portland

Opera Theatre Spring Performance, 5-7 pm, USM, Gorham

Common Floor Contra Dance with Live Band, ($15D), 6:45-10 pm, Temple Beth El, Portland

Sunday's Cheap Night Life


Monday, April 15

Free Tax Prep Help Near You

Poetry Walk All April, Library Park, Bath

Track & Field Invitational, 9 am-2 pm, St. Joseph, Standish

Kids: Roll into Vacay All Wheels Event, 2-3:30 pm, Pleasant St, Springvale

Kids: Create a Masterpiece on National Art Day, 2-4 pm, Library, Biddeford

Estuary Discoveries, 3-4:30 pm, Laudholm, Wells

Queer Cribbage Takeover, 5:30-7:30 pm, Gritty's, Auburn

Rockabilly Show- Bloodshot Bill + Sean Mencher, 7 pm, Spring Point Tavern, South Portland

Monday's Cheap Night Life


Tuesday, April 16

Chromebook Basics Class, 10-11 am, Library, Bridgton

Birds of a Feather, 10 am-12 pm, Library, Auburn

Pickleball, ($2), 11 am-2 pm, Armory, Lewiston

Movie: Wonka, 1-3 pm, Library, Topsham

Indoor Mini Golf, 1-5 pm, Library, Windham

Armchair Travel- Southeast Asia, 2-3 pm, Library, Freeport

Great Decisions Discussion Group, 3-4:30 pm, Library, Falmouth

Ride Revival Bike Care Clinic, 4-6 pm, LL Bean, Freeport

Writers Group, 4:30-6:30 pm, Library, Old Orchard

Page to Stage- Angels in America, Part 1, 5-6 pm, Library, Portland

Pollinator & Host Plant Relationships, 5-6:30 pm

Weekly Kettlebell Fitness Class, ($5), 5:15-6:15 pm, Comm Ctr, Biddeford

Celebrate Earth Day with Your Local Land Trusts, 5:30-8 pm, Library, Kennebunk

Mourning Maine's Dead- Victorian Hair Jewelry, 6 pm, Library, Berwick

A Forum on Death & Dying Well, 6-7:30 pm, Library, Topsham

Book Launch for 'The General's Gold', 6-8 pm, Longfellow Books, Portland

Movie: A Watershed Moment, 6-8 pm, Joshua's, Brunswick

Planting for Pollinators, 6-8 pm, Senior Ctr, Bath

'The Busy Body' Book Talk, 7-8 pm, Print, Portland

Watergate Scandal with a Former Nixon Archivist, ($10D), 7-8 pm, Lisbon St, Lewiston

Maine’s Champion Big Trees, (hybrid), 7-8:15 pm, Laudholm, Wells

Speed Dating, 7-9 pm, Wessie's Den, Westbrook

Opera Theatre Spring Performance, 7:30-9:30 pm, USM, Gorham

Tuesday's Cheap Night Life


Wednesday, April 17

Morning Dance Lessons, ($5), 10-11 am, Franco Ctr, Lewiston

Kids: Kotzschmar Organ Tour, 10:30 am-12 pm, Merrill Aud., Portland

Lunch + Learn- Grant Writing 101, 12:15 pm, Union + Co, Bath

National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships, ($5 under 18), 2:30-9 pm, Norway Arena, Auburn

Make a Card for Food Care Packages, 3:15-4 pm, Library, Kennebunkport

Kids: Woven CD Suncatchers, 3:30 pm, Library, Lewiston

UMaine Manufacturing Showcase, 4:30-6:30 pm, Maine Center, Portland

Crafting Circle, 5 pm, Library, Lewiston

Music: Tyler Allgood, 5-7 pm, Brickyard Hollow, Yarmouth

Harry Potter Trivia & Magic Show, 5-8 pm, Smitty's, Topsham

How Financial Concerns Impact Mental Health, 5:30 pm, Thorton Acad., Saco

Rubbish! Happy Hour Cleanup, 5:30-7:30 pm, Austin St Brewery, Portland

Make Your Yard Dreams Come True, 6-7:30 pm, Library, Brunswick

Better Biddeford Community Salon, 6-8 pm, Pint & Pawn, Biddeford

Movie: Covenant of the Salmon People, ($D), 6-8:30 pm, Maquoit Rd, Brunswick

Historical Society Talk on Ice Harvesting, 6:30 pm, Town Hall, Cumberland

3 Poets Explore Sports, Love + The Galaxy, 7-8 pm, Library, Yarmouth

Portland Maine Improv Incubator, ($5D), 7-9 pm, Woodfords Club, Portland

THEM Burlesque Bingo, 7-9 pm, Amigos, Portland

Wednesday's Cheap Night Life

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